Davis Creek Dam

Davis Creek Dam is located in the loessial hills of central Nebraska within the Great Plains phsiographic province.  Bedrock at the damsite is the Ogallala Formation, which is an old alluvial fan that extends from the Rocky Mountains.    Overlying the Ogallala Formation are fluvial sands that represent stream deposits of one or more interglacial time periods.  Overlying these deposits are the Loveland Transition which represents the gradual changes from a fluvial to eolian Loveland and Peorian Loesses, respectively.  These geologic units mantel the reservoir area above the drainage floor area.  Within the drainage floor area are the Valley Fill and Upland Valley Alluvium, which consist of reworked loess.

RegionFacilities in Great Plains | Great Plains Home Page
ProjectPSMBP-North Loup
Dam Type
ReservoirDavis Creek
WatercourseTributary to Davis Creek
Original Construction19-19
Modified Construction
National ID NumberNE82901
Hydrologic Unit Code

Structural Height153.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation2076.0 ft
Crest Elevation2094.00 ft
Crest Length2900.0 ft
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
Streambed at Dam Axis1985.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)2076.0 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)2003.0 ft
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)1998.5 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation2076.0 ft
Spillway Type
Auxiliary SpillwayNo
Spillway Capacity at Elevation430.0 cfs at 2076.0 ft
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation440.0 cfs at 2003.0 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area6.23 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR 52
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report

Contact Information
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationNebraska-Kansas Area Office
Address1706 West Third
CityMcCook, NE 69001
Phone (Office)308-345-4400
Phone (Fax)308-345-6470
OrganizationTwin Loups Irrigation District
AddressPO Box 98
CityScotia, NE 68875
Phone (Office)308 245-3171

Last updated: Mar 29, 2013